Investing,Personal Finance,Shares

Is It Really All China’s Fault?

4 Mar , 2016  

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The Australian market got off to a rocky start in 2016 and much of the blame was placed on China. A government devaluation of China’s currency, combined with a sharp decline of China’s share market, sent shock waves around international investment markets and triggered a belief that this was ‘proof’ of a ‘hard landing’ in […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Shares,Tips & Tricks

How To Establish An Investment Portfolio

28 Feb , 2016  

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If you are looking for a way to invest your money, why not consider building a share portfolio? The name itself may sound intimidating; however, there are plenty of tools to get you started into accelerating wealth creation. Depending on your investment goals and your knowledge of trading shares, your first step will be to […]

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Retirement,Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF),Superannuation

How To Manage Your Own Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF)

25 Dec , 2015  

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Would you like to have more control of your investments into your retirement account? Then perhaps appointing yourself as the trustee of a SMSF is the best option, leaving you with the decision-making power of your investments in relation to the fund. Yet with more power comes greater responsibility, and it is now your responsibility to […]

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Investing,Property

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN INVESTING IN PROPERTY

8 Dec , 2015  

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It’s often said that property is one of our nation’s favourite pastimes and with property investment continuing to be one of the most popular ways to increase personal wealth among Australians, who can dispute that? Investing in property certainly has its advantages. Firstly, you’re getting a physical asset and with that a degree of comfort […]

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Investing,Personal Finance

What’s Your Investment Style – Enterprising or Defensive?

6 Dec , 2015  

Investment style

The world is full of investment experts, ideas and tips. Every day there’s a new idea or strategy that can make you money. But despite the information overload, there are generally two broad types of investors – the enterprising investor or the defensive investor. Deciding upon whether you are enterprising, defensive or a combination of […]

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Conveyancing,Mortgages & Loans,Personal Finance,Property,Tips & Tricks

Australian Property Tip: How To Buy A House [INFOGRAPHIC]

2 Dec , 2015  

How To Buy A House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Buying a house can be a daunting,complex and often frustrating experience – and that’s for people who’ve done it before! The first homebuyer can often feel completely at sea when faced with their first purchase. If you’re about to buy your first home or investment property you may feel like you’re on the brink of taking […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Tips & Tricks

5 Essential Traits of Highly Successful Investors

22 Nov , 2015  

5 Essential Traits of Successful Investors

Warren Buffett, George Soros and Peter Lynch are all incredibly successful investors. But all of them had humble beginnings. So what exactly makes these investors the cream of the crop? In this article, we look specifically at the 5 essential traits that highly successful investors have in common.   Circle of Competence The first common […]

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Personal Finance,Property

Let’s Bust the Top 5 Myths of Property Investment

17 Nov , 2015  

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Australians love property. Anyone who bought a property in the last 20 years would likely have earned a handsome return. Property investment may be popular, but it is far from easy. In this article, we explore and then bust the top 5 myths of property investment in Australia.   All property will increase in value […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Personal Insurance,Retirement,Superannuation,Trusts, Wills & Estates

5 Telltale Signs You’re Paying Too Much For Your Financial Planner

10 Nov , 2015  

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Financial planners or financial advisers can be invaluable when it comes to organising your financial life and helping you achieve your financial goals. We’ve known many cases where financial planners add significant value, especially when their clients have complex financial situations. You may have a self-managed-super-fund (SMSF), several investment properties, a family trust with a […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Property

Bubbling House Prices – Where To From Here

2 Nov , 2015  

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Reports of record-breaking sale prices, high auction clearance rates and Glenn Stevens, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), talking of ‘crazy’ house prices has greatly inflated the housing bubble debate. House prices are one of the most popular economic topics because many people have an opinion — either they are renting and waiting […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Shares,Tips & Tricks

How to Start an Investment Portfolio For Less Than $5000?

31 Oct , 2015  

Start an investment portfolio for less than $5,000

You have a good job, stable income and you’re saving some money every month. You might be thinking to yourself – how do I start investing? The truth about investing is you don’t need tens of thousands of dollars to start. In fact, you can start buying shares for as little as $500. Moreover, online discount […]

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Investing,Personal Finance,Shares

Finding the Sweet Spot: Robo Advice and Active Management

20 Oct , 2015  

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Access to quality financial advice for the general public has always been a hot topic. In recent years, there seems to be two competing ideologies arising from the investment management space. On the one hand, you have more ‘traditional’ human advisers actively managing investment portfolios. On the other hand, you have a new breed of software […]

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